Kerry Motor Club has this week received funding from Kerry County Council for the organising of future Covid-19 compliant events.
The Tralee-based club says that if it does organise a rally this year or in 2022, it “can do so in confidence…thanks to the new funding”.
Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, Kerry Motor Club has cancelled April’s Circuit of Kerry Rally – while it says a decision has not yet been made regarding the Kerry Winter Rally in November.
The grant is specifically for the purpose of purchasing Covid-19 safe-distance signs and other outdoor signage connected with the running of an event where crowds could gather.
It will be released to the club through the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership in conjunction with Kerry County Council and Sport Ireland.
Kerry Motor Club chair PJ O’Dowd says: “We are very grateful to Kerry County Council and the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership for their support in this matter.
“We are already running rallies at a break-even point and the purchase of these signs would have put a considerable strain on our budgets.
“Now, once we get the green light to run events, we can do so in the confidence that we will have the correct signage in place and that we are taking steps to make sure that our events are as safe as possible for everyone.”